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Enough water in dams for next Summer.


Nagpur Municipal Cooperation has imposed the historic water cut in month July. Now there is sufficient water to fulfill the requirement of the city, Kalmeshwar town, irrigation, and power plants even beyond next summer. 700 million meter cube live water storage has been received by Pench Reseviors Totladoh and Kamptee Khairi and water resource department is expecting another 150-200 MMC water in the remaining days of monsoon. Heavy rain on Friday brought about 90 MMC into Pench Reservoirs. Totladoh which has an actual capacity of 1017 MMC on Saturday it had 623.75 MMC live storage. In Kampthee Khairi the capacity was 53.49 MMC on Saturday it was 142 MMC. On Friday 8 pm, Totladoh’s storage was 560.13 MMC and Kampthee Khairi was 46.89 MMC. This is 189 MMC over and above the dead stock figure. By Saturday evening the storage in Pench reservoirs had increased by 700 MMC. Two gates of Chaurai dam in Madhya Pradesh have been opened bringing in more water to reservoirs said WRD officials. We accept another 150-200 MMC by the end of September. The city has no supply problem. Water can be released for irrigation facility said WRD superintending engineer Jayant Gavali. This year storage is far better than last year. Now the situation is satisfactory but the further decision will be taken on September 16 after verifying storage and requirement said Vijay Zalke chairman of NMC waterworks consultive committee. In the last 54 days, reservoirs got around 705 MMC water. On the account of Ganesh Festival, thrice-a-week water cut was lifted. The water cut will be not reimposed any more said NMC. Pench reservoirs require 1100 MMC to release 165 MMC for drinking purposes to city and Kamleshwar. According to the rule, 15% of the reservoir’s total storage is for drinking water supply. But this year after a sudden change in Monsoon the minimum requirement of irrigation to getting fulfilled.

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